Francesco IV Gonzaga

French
1612
Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)


Object Place: Europe, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 561.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.642

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal of Francesco IV Gonzaga, duke of Mantua. Beaded edge and pierced. Profile bust of Francesco looking to proper left, wearing armor, a high ruffled collar, and a badge of the Order of the Precious Blood of our Saviour; inscribed at edge “FRAN·III·D·G·DVX·MANTV·MONT·FER·III·AN·I·AET·XXVI·” and under bust “G·DVPRE·F·1612”.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "FRAN·III·D·G·DVX·MANTV·MONT·FER·III·AN·I·AET·XXVI·" and under bust "G·DVPRE·F·1612".

Provenance

By 1971, consigned by Artibus, London, to Heim Gallery, London; 1971, sold by Heim to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1971)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour